Scholarships for Children of WEA Members

The WEA Scholarship nomination forms are due in April each year. Call the WEA Office for the exact deadline. Three of the scholarships are available to children of WEA members. The fourth is available to a student of Hispanic descent going into the education field. All scholarships are given only to students graduating from a Washoe County School District public high school. Your WEA Reps will have the forms, as do high school principals and scholarship counselors.

The Ernie Johnson Scholarship
$1,000 for a student entering a two-year or vocational institution
$1,000 for a student entering a 4 year program
The Lancaster Family Scholarship
$2,000 for a student entering the field of elementary education
All of the above applicants must be children of WEA or WEA-R members.
The Kathy Powell/Thelma Davila Scholarship
The amount of $1,000 is offered to a student of Hispanic descent entering the field of education.
The Michael Landsberry Memorial Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a high school senior at a Washoe County School District high school who plans on attending a 2-4 year college or vocational school. The applicant must have attended Sparks Middle School for 7th and 8th grade.

Don't forget to head over to the NSEA website and apply for a Good Idea Grant - up to $1,000 for a good idea to improve education in Nevada!